BETA PHOTO: Blue outline- Purcell Mtns.
The Purcell Mountains are most eastern of the Interior Ranges, separated from the Canadian Rockies by the Colombia River Trench (and river). On their east side, the Purcells are bounded by another trench, seen on the road atlas by looking for the Duncan and Beaver rivers. Mount Farnham (3,493m/11,343') is the highest point, east of Invermere, BC.
The Bugaboos are the most popular. Good trails, tecnical summits, and big granite walls. Other sub-ranges, or groups, of the Purcells are The Four Squatters, Farnham Group, Commander Group, Findlay Group (granite), and Leaning Towers (granite). COLUMBIA TRENCH SPORT CRAGS
The valley containing the official headwaters of the Columbia River is mostly filled with unclimbable glacial till. But a few pieces of bedrock have been found and developed. Lakit Lake
is supposed to have some good lowland sport climbing near Cranbrook, BC.
A bit south of Cranbrook, some good sport climbing has been developed at Moyie Canyon
Up north of Spillamacheen there is supposed to be some low land cragging too.
Weather station 21.7 miles from here
41 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Divine Intervention 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c North America
: ... : Bugaboo Spire
Badass and as classic as anything in the park!!! This is an amazing climb blasting up an incredible face which is often ogled and rarely climbed. That will change once word of the quality of this route gets out. This route was put up onsight- you'll have full respect for that when climbing the pin protected face climbing on the crux pitch.No pitch by pitch description here but the line on the photo is accurate, there is a lot of sustained 5.10 fingers, and a couple harder cruxes. The crux of the...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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